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We hire someone to watch over me - and you. Then we say; who is watching watchers? Why, watchers are watching one another. What a fine job they do! How rich and powerful they become! How can we better serve them? Whoa! I'm free! All powerful tell me so. They serve me, at least until they demand I serve them in national service, war mongering, public support or any of their many created functions. That is, we elect conditional servants who can turn tables of service whenever they so choose. What is a military draft except a demand of servants that sovereigns render them a paid service? I am conditionally free - when my services are not demanded. No matter latest music, we are all dancing two party tango and service to someone is a given.
If elections are accurately compared to horse races, it is clear overwhelming majority wage makers always bet on one of two favorites. They see no additional profit should a long shot win race. In fact, winning long shot will be handicapped by minority status in a three party system, which is not to say long shot will not influence political discussion. In fact, more successful third parties become, more dominant two will incorporate their ideas to gain votes. Let us not concern ourselves with improbability of third party power in two party dance. Let us simply add their influence and see if they can at least change tune to which we dance.
If all third parties are also evil, would it not be a pleasant change to have at least three favorites in a race? Would it not be an improvement to be able to select least of three evils instead of lesser of two? Our political racing forms essentially print names of two favorites at top of form, in bold print. The long shots are then listed below in small print and many good horses are not allowed in event, to prevent voter confusion.
When rare informed voters have studied third party politics, they can see what favorites do not want discussed and probably why. They can publicly ask questions of candidates that demonstrate how blind ambition can be, to all who hear answers to such questions. Third parties should at least inform national and local political debate until they can transform debate. Without third party politics, most meaningful questions are not asked. Evil takes priority, then supremacy, with only a fifty-fifty chance that winner is lesser of two evils. Many argue this happened in 2000 Presidential race. The greater evil prevailed.
In Twentieth Century, America's tolerance for evil was stretched by generational wars. That tolerance transformed into an appetite for evil. Until nation gains control of this appetite, more and more of us will be sitting out two party dance and evil will reign supreme.
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